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protest so far against president assad. police were at the protest. these pictures which we cannot verify come from anti-assad groups. they came to show the latest unrest in syrian cities after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to repeat their demands, the assad regime to step down. opposition groups say scores of activists were killed when security forces open fired on demonstrators with live ammunition following friday prayers. the main theme was to call for the release of political officials in syria, which some estimate 10,000 people have been held. this is a similar story to the south and demonstrations were even held in neighboring lebanon. all of this comes against a backdrop of supposedly encouraging noises from the assad government. a national die hog was held earlier this week in which critics were invited to attend. there was talks of accelerate reform. but opposition groups have treated these moves with skeptism. the protestors faced violent suppression will only deepen their distrust of the government and further than resolve to get mr. assad from office. >>
says syrian president bashar al-assad has lost legitimacy. new allegations of malpractice by a journalist working for rupert murdoch. >> from greece to italy. eurozone finance minister say that they are determined to stop the crisis from spreading. they say they did not buy their way to success. it is 11:00 a.m. here in singapore. >> 4:00 a.m. here in london. broadcasting around the world. >> that the clinton has said presidents assad of syria has lost legitimacy. she says he has failed to deliver reforms and stop a campaign of violence against his people. she did not call on him to step down but made it clear he had no support in washington. from washington, this report. >> this made washington very angry, an attack on the embassy in damascus. for washington, the fighting and syria has gained a slightly more personal dimension. a few hours after the attack, this was hillary clinton's message to mr. . >> united states strongly condemns the failure to protect facilities in domestic, including french embassies and our ambassadors residents. if anyone thinks that the united s
of the father of the current president assad. security forces have with drawn from the city center. the smaller military presence are encouraging people to come out on to the streets. some are saying this is perhaps a defining moment for the opposition and the government. will they be more tolerant of dissent or will more crackdowns come down the line? >> some people compared the main square to tarir square in cairo. do they truly believe they can overthrow this regime? >> reporter: that is a very interesting question. i've been in touch with activists online who are too scared to speak to us in person. the young activists talk about tahrir square a lot. they don't want the protests to start at the mosque. many of these protests start at mosques and demonstrators pour out on to the sites and it becomes a bigger movement. they want their other tahrir square and are afraid they might not get it in this country. the operation is more complex. in egypt it was more of a middle class, secular tech-savvy youth movement. here you have a little bit of everything. you have those motivated by the clerics.
. protesters took to the streets calling for an end to assad's regime. congressman dennis kucinich traveled to syria and spoke to assad. he joins me from beirut. thanks for joining us. >> good to talk to you. >> you had a very rare meeting with assad, not many western diplomats or elected officials had that meeting recently. you looked into his eyes. what's your judgment. is he a brutal tyrant that kills at will or does he want to reform governance in his country? >> i can't look into his soul but i can tell you in the two lengthy meetings i had with him he's aware of the need to bring democratic reforms. he said he's ready to work with those that are pro democracy activists. he recognize there's some in the opposition who will not be pla indicated and want him out and he understands that time is running short. >> congressman what steps should assad take right now in your view to prove that he actually wants to reform syria? >> well, you know, he certainly has to move forward and meet with the pro democracy activists and hear from them about the measures that must be taken to move syria tow
al assad for attacking the french embassy in damascus. the attack left three french workers injured. supporters of assad stormed the french and u.s. embassies on monday. rioters damaged the french ambassador's car and broke embassy windows. the french foreign ministry criticized the security forces for improperly dealing with the attack and ignoring obligations under international law. french prime minister francois fillon said in a radio program on tuesday that president assad had gone way beyond the limit. fillon said france and other european countries are calling for the u.n. security council to adopt a resolution denouncing assad. on tuesday all 15 members of the u.n. security council approved a statement that condemns the attacks against the u.s. and french embassies in damascus. >>> u.n. women is an organization launched in january and released its first report on july 6th, focusing on violence against women. the report says that worldwide surveys show 90% of the cases of violence against women are not reported to the police. with reports from brazil and vietnam, we show why
syrian president-are al-assad has lost legitimacy with the diplomatic tension between the two countries. supporters attack the u.s. embassy in damascus. >> let me also add that if anyone, including presidents , thinks the u.s. will secretly emerged to continue its brutality, they are wrong. the president is not dispensable -- indispensable, and we have absolutely nothing invested in him remaining in power. our goal is to see that the will of the syrian people for a democratic transformation occurs. >> let's get more from our washington correspondent. strong words from hillary clinton, the strongest yet. >> the strongest yet, the message was very strong and very clear. i think is quite significant what mrs. clinton said about the fact that the u.s. finds that is notnt assad indispensable. many have thought that deep down, despite all the pro- democracy rhetoric and talk of support for the protesters, the u.s. would still like to see the government's stay in power. the secretary made it clear that they do not want him in power, or they have nothing invested in him. it was very much addres
their international responsibilities immediately to protect all diplomats and the property of all countries. the assad regime will not succeed in deflecting the world's attention from the real story unfolding in syria. >> cnn's arwa damon is in damascus. i asked her how a security where the security apparatus is so tight that today's violence could have gone on and on and on. >> reporter: john, quite frankly, they haven't explained it just yet. we did reach out to them for official comment, but they said that they were fairly preoccupied with the national dialogue conference and did not have any comment as of yet. the u.s., for its part, has come out fairly hard slamming the syrian government for its inaction. and an official with the embassy here told us that this is an unfortunate distraction because the syrian government continues to beat, imprison, torture and kill people who want to peacefully protest. but this really is a sign of the deteriorating relationship between the syrian government and the west. >> the syrian government, to a degree, blames the u.s. ambassador, robert ford, because he ha
to the streets calling for an end to assad's regime. congressman dennis kucinich traveled to syria and spoke to assad. he joins me from beirut. thanks for joining us. >> good to talk to you. >> you had a very rare meeting with assad, not many western diplomats or elected officials had that meeting recently. you looked into his eyes. what's your judgment. is he a brutal tyrant that kills at will or does he want to reform governance in his country? >> i can't look into his soul but i can tell you in the two lengthy meetings i had with him he's aware of the need to bring democratic reforms. he said he's ready to work with those that are pro democracy activists. he recognize there's some in the opposition who will not be pla indicated and want him out and he understands that time is running short. >> congressman what steps should assad take right now in your view to prove that he actually wants to reform syria? >> well, you know, he certainly has to move forward and meet with the pro democracy activists and hear from them about the measures that must be taken to move syria towards a democratic
of bashar al-assad. human rights groups say that several people were shot dead. >> these are some the biggest demonstration since they began in march. these pictures show hundreds of thousands of people in a square. this is the city where at least 10,000 people were killed after the regime brutally suppress the uprising. they are not afraid to defy their rulers. activists say at least 3 million participated nationwide in demonstrations today, a figure that is impossible to verify. what is certain is large-scale protests are taken place. the pictures to show crowds of demonstrators. similar scenes in aleppo, the country's second city. in the capital of damascus, more calls for president assad to leave. the focus has been mostly peaceful after mounting pressure on the regime to stop using violence against its people. in one of the centers of the anti-government unrest, troops opened fired. many people are believed to have been killed. washington says they're not convinced that the regime is serious about change. >> they are either going to allow a serious political process that will
against the regime of bashar al-assad. human-rights groups say several people were shot dead during these protests. we have our report from damascus. >> supporters across syria, the biggest since demonstrations began in march. these pictures show hundreds of thousands of people in a square. this is the city where 10 dozen people were killed after the regime brutally suppressed the up writing in '92. -- this is a city where 10,000 people were killed. activists say 3 million participated in demonstrations today, a figure that is impossible to verify. what is certain is large-scale protests are taking place. these pictures show crowds of demonstrators. similar scenes in aleppo, the country's second city. in the capital, more calls for president bashar al-assad to leave. protests have been mostly peaceful after mounting pressure on the regime to stop using violence against their people. troops opened fire. many people are believed to have been killed. washington says they're not convinced that the regime is convinced about change. -- the regime is serious about change. >> they will allo
of thousands of people staged some of the biggest protests so far against the rule assad.sident hassaof 40 civilians have died since the upper using began in march. >> another protest in csyria and is in teargas and panic. they came to show the latest unrest in syrian cities after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets. opposition groups say that scores of activists were killed when security forces reportedly opened fire on demonstrators following friday parish. -- persrayers. damascus saw some of the biggest protests since the uprising began in march. it was a similar story in the south and demonstrations were even held in neighboring lebanon. this is on the backdrop of the interesting noises from the government. and national dialogue was held this week where critics were invited to attend. but opposition groups have treated these moves with skepticism. the protesters calling for change will only deepen their distrust of the government and further their resolve to force mr. assad from office. >> western and arab foreign ministers have agreed to recognize the libyan rebel nati
the country calling on president assad to step down. from damascus, kwleen reports. >> hysteria, some of the biggest since demonstrations began in march. these pictures show hundreds of thousands of people in hamas. it is the city where 10,000 people were killed after the regime brutally suppressed an uprising in 1982. they are unafraid to defy their rulers. activists say at least 3 million participated nationwide in demonstrations today, a figure that is impossible to verify. but what is certain is large scale protests are taking place. these pictures from the city show crowds of demonstrators. similar scenes, the country's second city. and in the capital damascus, too. more cause for president assad to leave. protests have been mostly peaceful today after mounting pressure on the regime to stop using violence against its people. but in homes at the center of the anti-government unrest, truth opened fire. many people are believed to have been killed. washington says it's not convinced the regime is serious about change. >> they are either going to allow a serious political process th
of the largest demonstration since the uprising against president al-assad began in march. joining us to discuss the situation in syria, a scholar and author from syria who himself has taken part in reform talks in the past. thank you for being with us. thank you. we know this area has seen some of the worst violence. why there? >> there's a history of unrest in the 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's. this time is different because this time they have a critical mass. they are asking for the step down of the syrian regime. id is significant. -- it is significant. the history of the problems of the unrest toward the syrian regime -- this gives you a sense that' they will keep it as peaceful as it is keeping it is best for the president to set down. >> president assad has promised national dialogue. help serious are his promises? >> unless they withdraw all the troops from all the cities, we have more than 15,000 detained during the last three months. the syrian regime, unless the syrian regime will accept these conditions, none of the opposition figures will accept our roundtable. >> ok, thank you very m
four- month-long uprising against president bashar al-assad showed no sign of abating today, with some of the largest protests yet. >> ir-hal! >> warner: in the city of homs, marchers thundered cries of "ir- hal", or "go", a demand echoing across the arab world this year, aimed at longtime rulers. elsewhere in homs, security forces fired on protesters from roadblocks. large crowds also turned out in most other major syrian cities, in the now-weekly protests after friday prayers. in hama, one sign told assad "sorry, president, game over." activists said more than 200,000 people filled the streets. in damascus, demonstrators marched near the great mosque of mezze and in other neighborhoods. the protests appeared peaceful, but clashes and deaths were reported as well. in the north, the syrian army reportedly staged new attacks, aimed at stanching the flow of refugees toward the turkish border. more than 10,000 syrians are now at camps in southern turkey. during a visit to lithuania today, secretary of state hillary clinton issued a new warning. "it is absolutely clear that the syrian gove
recognize clearly that assad... you tell me. what's the position of this government today, today, on the future of bashar assad >> well, that will be up to the syrian people but i can me these observations and, again, we can talk about the arab spring.. >> rose: would you like to see regime change in syria? >> i think what we'd like to see is this. we'd like to see a couple things. first of all, assad has made terrible decisio in resorting to, if you will, the autocrat's play book: violee, repression, having a national political dialogue but not really. extending all your ergy on saving your regime and not listening to your people. looking to... in this case to an ally... their ally like the iranians who are helping them quite directly in terms of putting down their people. he's made terrible decisions. and we oppose, obviously, as a matter of policy and principle and strong view and we've articulated this and have pressed on this his use of violence and repression on his people. what's happened as a result is that it's spreading. if you and i sat here and put a map of syria on t
the karzai administration. >>> supporters of syrian president assad stormed the u.s. and french embassies in damascus on monday smashing windows and spraying graffiti. this as secretary of state hillary clinton said assad has lost legitimacy in the wake of his country's brutal crackdown on protesters. >>> the justice department has issued new gun shop rules for the four southwestern border states, requiring dealers to alert the federal government to frequent buyers of high-powered rifles. it's part of an effort to stem the flow of weapons into mexico. >>> a possible curve ball for the fan that caught derek jeter's 3,000th career hit and returned the ball graciously. the "new york times" reports christian lopez may have to pay taxes on the value of his reward. four tickets to every yankees game for the rest of the season. >>> now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opened at 12,505 after falling yesterday. the s&p tumbled 24 points. the nasdaq sank 57. in tokyo the nikkei dropped 143 points, while in hong kong the hang seng lost a whopping 684. >>> stocks
of opposition to president al assad. member protests on the streets of syria, this time by supporters of the al assad regime. they took part in a rally against the ambassadors of the u.s. and france. they -- the show support for the democracy movement prompted an angry show from damascus. franz's foreign ministry said the crowds were well organized, while security forces did nothing to stand in the way -- france was a foreign ministry. the u.s. also condemned the day's events. >> it is clear what this is about -- this is about distracting your attention, the press' attention, the world's attention from the real story, which is the story of syrian people in cities across the country processing peacefully and demanding change. >> syria says it is reaching out to redeem opponents with a national dialogue, but the main opposition groups shun those talks for a second day on monday. they say they will not take part until the government ends its military crackdown and releases thousands of political prisoners. despite the crackdown, protests against the regime continue with reports of thousands turnin
assad. -- deadly protests continue against the role of president assad. around 1400 civilians and 350 security personnel have died. foreign journalists are not free to travel in syria. we have a report from the border. >> this is the only way to report freely in syria. taking the smugglers route through the mountains. everyone treads carefully to avoid the border patrol. the patrol passes and we're told to run. since this conflict began, the syrian regime has tried to control what the world sees and hears. we have come to find out more. we are now traveling on the syrian side of the border. we're having to keep a pretty low profile. we're actually in the back of a farmer's truck. we're told that the military is in this area and this is not safe to be in the open for long. the security forces have tried to crush anti-government protests here forcing more people to leave their towns and villages. we are taking to a camp in the woods, it is not much but there is hope. thousands of families have been forced into hiding and they treat strangers with caution. some have been here for months.
assad to resign. why? >> what we have called for is a stop to the violence. we have worked with the international community and unilaterally to put increased pressure on him through sanctions and other means. we have indicated to the syrians that it's important for him to either move to some sort of reform agenda or transition or get out of the way. that's essentially the strategy that we've undertaken. >> why are you stopping short of asking him to resign when you did ask mubarak to resign? >> with respect to mubarak -- there are different circumstances. they are different circumstances at this point. we continue to press the syrian leader assad who has made terrible mistakes and really has, i think, misserved his people. and obviously abused his people through the violent actions against them. as they were engaged in peaceful and peaceful protests. we'll continue to put pressure on him to have a -- to move towards a more representative and responsive government. >> what kind of pressure? >> as i said, i laid out, syria sin creasingly isolated in the world. we have been wo
of opposition to president bashar al-assad. weekly protests have drawn crowds into the hundreds of thousands but today were no match for syrian tanks. in what appeared to be a preemptive strike ahead of the islamic holy month of ramadan. >> this was either an attempt by the regime of bashar al-assad to out and out crush this movement or a-- an attempt to intimidate. >> reporter: borzout daragahi reports from leb done do -- lebanon because foreign journalists are forbidden. >> this the city in 1982 that was struck hard by bashar assad's fair who was attempting to crush what he described back them was an islamic uprising against him. >> reporter: today in a statement president obama vowed to increase pressure on the syrian regime and stand with the syrian people. people who even as night fell on the beseiged city continued to protest in silence. after a day of violence, and bloodshed. whit johnson, cbs news, washington. >> mitchell: in afghanistan a suicide bombary tacked a police station in the southern city today killing at least 11 people including a child. the taliban was quick to claim re
bashir al assad stormed the u.s. embassy compound and the home of the american ambassador. abc's alex marquardt is in the region for us tonight. >> reporter: t ty scaled the embassy walls, reaching the roof and unfurling a massive syrian flag and smashing windows -- that's when u.s. marines pushed them back. next, the mob attacked the ambassador's private residence. the americans inside botot locations were unharmed. the attackers are supporters of president bashar al assad, whose regime accuses the united states of encouraging the uprising against his dictatorship. last week, american ambassador robert ford visited the city of hama during huge anti-assad protests. he was greeted with cheers and flowers. today's attack and violence over the weekend are the regime's payback. but america's ambassador isn't backing down. despite the embassy attack, the state department says ambassador ford will stay in damascus, today calling his role there "essential." diane. >> thanks so much, alex. >>> and back in this country, our "made in america" summer is in full swing with our biggest challenge y
that bashir assad will step down, because this group that, the group that he represents has been in power for a long time and they are deathly afraid that if he steps down there will be some serious civil conflict, which will put that whole community at risk. >> a little bit of a difference between a gadhafi and a mubarak in that assad has real sort of regional support. he has a regional support network that necessarily mubarak did not, when sort of it hit the fan. is that fair to say? >> fair to say. he and his father played middle east politics for lots of years playing different allies off each other. assad's closest ally is the government of iran, which has provided arms to him, provided support to him. people think have helped him in crowd control, and putting down these protests. the iranians, tragically, we know, showed an ain eed to put thousands of people. the state except starting to do creative things. last week, you know, the american ambassador went to hama. this was a really important moment where you used the power of america's ambassador to send a message to the people tha
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